Tag Archives: excess weight

1 in 5 deaths globally are linked to poor diet

A study published last week in The Lancet estimates 1 in 5 deaths globally are linked to poor diet. The study estimates and analyses data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study covering the period from 1990-2016 and the statistics make for sobering reading… Since 2006 deaths from ischaemic heart disease...

Vitamin D and Safe Sun

A recent survey showed that more than 50% of the UK’s adult population has insufficient vitamin D levels.  Very few foods contain vitamin D and those that do, such as oily fish, egg yolks, and fortified milk, don’t contain enough to provide optimal amounts on a daily basis.  Our major...

Effective weight loss

For effective weight loss, the best way of shedding extra pounds is not to diet… they don’t work in the long term. This is because when you suddenly restrict the number of calories you eat your body will think there’s a famine and to survive this perceived famine will slow...

Gastric band wearers have nutrient deficiencies too

Gastric Band Wearers Have Nutrient Deficiencies Too Between 2010-2013 around 26% of bariatric patients had gastric bands fitted (NSBR, 2015). With the updated NICE Guidelines (November 2014), recommending that in order to tackle the Type 2 diabetes epidemic the NHS should offer bariatric surgery to thousands more people each year,...